Welcome! Grab a cup of tea, and enjoy browsing some of the photos and stories. As the 'teawife,' it is my duty to watch and listen and be a supportive friend, and a loving mum and wife. I should post more often, but sticking my nose into everyone's business keeps me busy! Kathy the teawife

Monday, November 3, 2008

October Snow in England


This Texas gal got quite a treat when it snowed at our Fetcham, England home on the night of 28 October. According to the recordkeepers, this was the first time it snowed in October in the London area since 1934! It wasn't very heavy or long-lasting, but it was historic.
Have a look at some of photos of the rare snowfall.


We had just planted these pink and white cyclamens. Fortunately, after the snow, they were thriving!

This lovely fuchsia plant sparkles in the dusting of snow.



This photo was taken from the back garden. The snow on the roof was the last thing to melt.


Our little Wendy house is just on the edge of the snow.




The rooftops of houses from our guest bedroom.



Ice crystals cling.


Palm trees in England?





And below, Sophie is just not sure what this stuff is! She was born and reared in Houston, Texas, with humidity and mosquitoes. She spent about a year in the desert conditions of Abu Dhabi. Now we have brought her to this strange new climate, filled with squirrels, foxes, wildlife, snow, falling leaves, cold temps, fireplaces, coats and other oddities!